Camagüey, Dec 11.- Increasing new items for export, increasing the competitiveness and economic value of products, and promoting foreign investment projects are some of the objectives of the Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba in the provinces of Camagüey and Ciego de Ávila for the year 2021.
During the annual balance meeting, in which executives and businessmen from both regions participated by videoconference, the territorial delegate, Tania Rodríguez Mexidor, said that in recent months they have worked on the link between the producing entities with the exporters, and on the stimulation of productive linkages between the state sector with forms of non-state management.
In both regions, he added, products with the possibility of joining international trade were identified, such as crab, marinized red tilapia, castilla melon, aubergine, red Spanish pineapple, mango, canned guava bar and peanut, among others, in the case of the province.
At the end of October, exports in Camagüey reached only 92% compliance, which represents an income of more than 72 million dollars, with the greatest difficulties with charcoal, artificial shrimp and tobacco.
Some of the linkages achieved in the stage are those of the Ciudad Santa María Tourism Company with the Avícola, from the quail egg; the Empresa Pesquera Industrial del Sur and the Pesquera Camagüey con Frutas Selectas, for the operation of mini - industries; and Ruta Invasora, which supplies rice flour that is used as a spreading agent in the Maraguán Company.
Rodríguez Mexidor assured that even though the main foreign investment projects in the portfolio have studies carried out, not enough progress is made, and among the main actions carried out are meetings with executives of Business Groups, exchanges with business managers in Cuban embassies in some countries, and contacts with foreign entrepreneurs.
During the annual balance of the Camagüey-Ciego de Ávila delegation of the Chamber of Commerce, it was confirmed that exporting and investing are tasks of the first order and of national security for the country. (Text and photo: Juan Mendoza Medina / Radio Cadena Agramonte).